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BBC Learning English | Pronunciation Tips Short Films | The Best Short Films How to fake a British or American Accent English is sometimes a state of confusion for many learners with the large variety of accents, regional slang, and dialects to chose from. Do you speak more American or British or a little bit of both? Which of the major types of English do you find easier to understand, sounds nicer to you, and more difficult to understand? Facts about English: English has a large number of native speakers.About 500 million native speakers and 900 million non-native speakers in the world.Only Mandarin Chinese and Spanish have more native speakers.Below is the order of country with largest total number of English speakers.The number in parentheses is the percentage of English speakers versus other languages in the country. USA (96%)India (12%)Nigeria (53%)UK (98%)Philippines (58%)Canada (85%)Australia (92%) How important is English where you live? Is it difficult for you to practice your English in your area? Of course the United Kingdom is where English comes from and has the widest range of accents. 2. 3.

10 Ted Talks Every English Student Should Watch | IELTS Advantage This article shows you how to use TED Talks to improve your English, how they can be used in the classroom and suggests 10 great talks to use in the English classroom. TED is a series of informative, educational, inspiring and sometimes jaw-dropping talks that present ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’. Ted has attracted many of the world’s most important thinkers such as Larry Page, Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Ken Robinson, and a few winners of the Nobel Prize. There is an emphasis on informing, educating and opening people’s eyes to new ideas, making them perfect for the classroom. This post will list 10 TED talks I have found work particularly well in the classroom. How Students Can Use TED at Home TED Talks for students provide an engaging context from which they can autonomously improve their English at home. Listening This is the obvious one, but students should be encouraged to listen ‘actively’. Pronunciation ‘Micro-listening’ can also be used to help students produce sentences. Vocabulary

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